Varapalo of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) to the Procicat. The bars and restaurants of Catalonia may open this Thursday or Friday until midnight . This has been ordered by the Catalan high court, which has accepted the precautionary measures requested by the Gremi d’Hostaleria, which forces the measures provided by the Generalitat to be advanced as of Monday.
Thus, starting today or tomorrow (it depends on when the resolution is communicated to the affected parties) the closing of bars is extended from 23.00 to 00.00 hours, increases the capacity of the interior from 30 to 50%.
The number of diners per table is increased from six to 10, or more in the case of people belonging to the same unit of coexistence, and bar consumption is restored, with an interpersonal separation of 1.50 meters. The ruling has been known precisely after the Generalitat announced these or similar measures for Monday, May 24.
The magistrates maintain that to request precautionary measures the union raises arguments whose possibility of prospering in the final resolution of the lawsuit “cannot be ruled out a priori” and gives as an example the violation of the fundamental rights to work and company freedom, or ” the disproportionate and arbitrary nature of the measures imposed “by the Generalitat.
The car specifies that “the hotel and catering sector has been subjected for months to restrictions motivated” by the covid that “have ruined many businessmen” and, likewise, “to unemployment or at least to future employment scary “of its employees. “It is a situation of economic agony that has been dragging on for a long time.” Therefore,the aid of the Administration has been very limited “.
The court recognizes that “the pandemic has not yet disappeared”, but admits that “the conditions exist so that the relaxation (precautionary) of the challenged measures” can be agreed “without” perceiving a certain risk to the public interest associated with the health “of the citizens.
The togades have taken into consideration to accept the union’s proposal the recognition by the Administration of the improvement of the sanitary and hospital situation, the ascending dynamics of the vaccination campaign or the problems generated by the end of the curfew due to the concentration of people in public places and homes “in the absence of other alternatives for socialization”.
In the context of that Procicat announcement, it has also been announced that the social gatherings will be expanded from six to 10 people . This will be from Monday, as explained by the acting ‘councilors’ Alba Vergés and Miquel Sàmper in the last press conference as head of their departments.
These changes and the possibility that there may be up to six diners at the tables at the same time, are in addition to those already announced last week that will be in effect as of Monday, May 24, when the bars may also open at 6.00 am to serve breakfast (so far they can only lift the blind from 7.30 am).